Stories tagged “REGRET”

  • Three Word Prompt: In the Lincoln Woods with Dad (Part 2 of 2)

    I reach. I fumble. My fingers renew their acquaintance with that smooth black stone of yesteryear. I remember the knit cap, with Donald Duck on it, and gasp in wonder. How have you been, old friend, old chronicle, old heart? The rhetorical echoes send…

    Posted 16 days ago
  • Nothing I'd Rather

    There's nothing I would rather see

    Than your smile as you walk to me

    There's nothing that I'd rather do

    Than have the guts to run to you

    There's nothing I would rather say

    Than "I love you; don't go away"

    There's nothing in my future left

    I've got no cour…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Medusa

    I hear her words, but I'm listening to their interpretation, screaming liar in my head.

    Words are all shiny and sympathetic when they are sarcastic as well as genuine. It's hard to tell the difference. She was so much like someone I used to know, I co…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Love Hesitates

    She saw him across the crowded party basement. Her heart swelled with euphoria. Her eyes sparkled. She was overly exuberant, but her friends thought she'd caught the party fever. They had no idea of her secret passion for the boy lurking in the corner.

    W…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • No Second Chance

    For weeks, the nightmare has been the same. The way the child's head snapped back, the scream of the mother as she cradled the lifeless form. For days I didn't even know if it was a boy or girl.

    The officer's gun. It was an impulse move. I saw my torment…

    Posted 3 years ago